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OLAF FUB SEZ: Advice from Nobel Prize winning singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, born on this date in 1941, “Take care of all your memories ... for you cannot relive them.” . . . FLOWER POWER – The Kenmore Lions Club will kick off its Carnations for Sight campaign from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at Budwey’s Market, 535 Division St., North Tonawanda. Donation is $1 per car…

If your heart isn’t broken, you don’t have one. When terror breaks into the temple of music, the affront to humanity is magnified by the setting, one where people were gathered to celebrate life with the help of music. That was the case when gunmen opened fire on Nov. 13, 2015, during an Eagles of Death Metal show, killing 90 people at the Bataclan in Paris. What…

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to actress and author Joan Collins, born on this date in 1933, “The problem with beauty is that it’s like being born rich and getting poorer.” . . . LEG UP – “Arthritis and Degenerative Disorders of the Knee and Hip” is the topic as the Town Hamburg Senior Services holds the final session in its series for adult learners 55 and older a…

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to the creator of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, born on this date in 1859, “When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. . . . PASSPORT – The Western New York Peace Center sponsors a presentation, “Understanding ICE and Border Patrol in Western New York,” at 7 p.m. today in th…

The picture seemed to explode into life on Facebook. It appeared in the Utica Observer-Dispatch, and it showed "Mr. Utica College" front and center on the stage, on graduation day. His arms were in the air, thrown up with spontaneous passion, cap in one hand while the young man’s face was eclipsed by utter joy. If you wanted the definition of education as triumph, the…

Remember buying cassette singles at Cavages? What about shopping with your mom at Jenss department store? My sister and I used to turn the mannequins' glass eyes so they were looking in different directions. That same sister always grumbled about stopping at Waldenbooks because she knew she would have to drag me out. And don't even get me started on Child World. I ca…

My story about David Lynch and me begins with another great American film director entirely--Jonathan Demme who, sadly, just died at the age of 73. In the late 1970's, Gerald O'Grady's Media Study was such a charismatic concern on Delaware Avenue that its film curator Bruce Jenkins got Demme to come to Buffalo to show some movies and talk about them. He had already been…

The Buffalo Non-Life Master Sectional Tournament, for players with fewer than 500 master points, is being held today, Saturday, May 20, and Sunday, May 21, in the Bridge Center of Buffalo, 3362 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Games are at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. For more info, click this link. * * * The Airport Bridge Club will award extra points at its games at noon today, …

WASHINGTON – It will be like this. Just as in 1974 when GOP leaders shambled into President Richard Nixon’s office, a squad of Republican sachems will settle into soft chairs in the Oval Office and tell President Donald J. Trump that it’s over. The main difference between the 1974 visitors and today’s is that the earlier Republicans, who were in the minority, kn…

Most people have family members, housemates or roommates who do little things that bug them. They return a bottle to the refrigerator with only a drop or two of orange juice in it. They walk by items placed on steps that need to be carried upstairs and put away. They don’t replace the empty toilet paper roll – or if they do they hang it in a different way than…

OLAF FUB SEZ: A favorite lyric from English guitarist and songwriter Pete Townshend of The Who, born on this date in 1945, “Meet the new boss/ Same as the old boss.” . . . AUTHOR, AUTHOR – Gary Craig, an award-winning investigative reporter for the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, comes to Barnes & Noble Booksellers in the McKinley Mall, 3701 McKinley Parkwa…

Steve Pigeon was back in court a few days ago, facing a judge for the third time in the last 10 months. This time the former Erie County Democratic chairman appeared in U.S. District Court to answer more questions about his controversial fundraising methods. A federal complaint alleges that Pigeon, a longtime confidant of Andrew Cuomo, conspired to solicit a $25,000 con…

It's 1982. The Republican candidate's name was Lew Lehrman. He ran for governor against the venerable Mario Cuomo, already something of a New York State institution. Lehrman was nothing of the sort. For the most part, he was known as the inventor and grand poobah of Rite-Aid. And yet when the final vote was tallied, Cuomo got 50 percent and Lehrman 47.5 percent. By l…

When the pictures of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin and Bill Gates appeared on screen during the workshop, the young men immediately recognized them. The images of Benjamin Banneker, Henry Sampson and Lonnie Johnson? Not so much. None of the students of color at last weekend’s Boys to Men Youth Empowerment Conference recognized any of the highly accomplished black…

OLAF FUB SEZ: A thought for a sunny spring day from Persian poet and philosopher Omar Khayyam, born on this date in 1048, “Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.” . . . GRAB A PLATE – New Hope United Methodist Church, 2846 Seneca St., West Seneca, will host a free community meal from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday. Menu includes a chicken and biscuit dinner and de…